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jeudi 5 octobre 2017

"Big Brother " is back !!!

A few years ago, when the dictator Ben Ali was still reigning over Tunisia, one of the most horrible and stifling things that we had to cope with,  used to be Ben Ali's cult of personality. His images used to clutter public arenas. Posters showing his face used to be hanged on buildings and highway billboards. We had to see his " face " everywhere; in offices, small stores, schools, universities... 
Indeed, his cult of personality progressively permeated the visual space thus creating a "Big brother" atmosphere.





Moreover, ZABA seemed to enjoy walkabouts. On different occasions, people from different ages and sexes used to be brought in stuffed buses and gathered just to form huge crowds to cheer and applaud him. Even courses used to be canceled so that students could take part in such gatherings. 

For the sake of the presidential procession, the road traffic had to completely stop. Policemen had to stand along the roads that the procession would follow. Streets used to wear an ugly purple attire made of streamers praising the achievements of HIS MAJESTY. As if by magic, the naked squares used to suddenly wear a cloth of plants and flowers in a record time. The dirty walls became white. The potholes disappeared. For his visits and gatherings, everything looked perfect!


After the ousting of Ben Ali, we thought that such hideous, ugly, disgusting, and revolting practices were over. Unfortunately, we have been mistaken! 


For the visit of Beji Caid Essebsi to Sousse, people witnessed the same repulsive scenery. Once again, we had to remember that the road is still long. Again, we have been reminded that ousting a dictator is just a small pace on a long road of sacrifice and resistance.


Our leader Our Protector, May Allah preserve and bless you  


mercredi 4 octobre 2017

La pièce « Maison de Trolls » au Festival Dream City


La pièce « Maison de Trolls » sera performée du 4 au 8 Octobre, à Dar Lasram, Medina de Tunis, dans le cadre du festival Dream City!
J'ai eu la chance de participer à l'écriture du texte de cette pièce.








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Quatre cyber activistes, entrepreneurs et créateurs, appellent à rejoindre un congrès intercontinental dont l’objectif est l’émancipation dans le domaine digital. Quels types de résistance subversive seraient imaginables entre une mobilisation digitale et des protestations dans l’espace soi-disant réel ? Comment pourrait-on développer de nouveaux codes et des façons alternatives de parler ensemble ? Cette installation théâtrale immerge les spectateurs dans de nouveaux modes de programmation et de pensée des réseaux locaux ou transnationaux.
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Performance: Vivien Bullert, Riadh Hamdi, Christoph Rath, Najoua Zouhaïr | Musique & percussion: Jihed Khmiri
Texte & projet: Tim Zulauf avec Azyz Amami, Lina Ben Mhenni, Chahine Gharbi, Haythem El Mekki, Jessica Huber, Wala Kasmi, Cecily Walti, Shusha Niederberger, Cornelia Sollfrank, Alexander Tuchaček et Christoph Wachter & Mathias Jud
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Régie et équipe: Dramaturgie: Andreas Storm | Scène, costumes: Monika Schori | Lumière: Michael Omlin | Son: Susanne Affolter | Traductions: Claudia von Wilcken, Lamine Khediri, Najoua Zouhaïr | Œil extérieur: Shusha Niederberger, Alexander Tuchaček | Bureau de production: Katharina Balzer | Assistante: Sarah Elena Müller | Photographie: Nao Maltese, Michael Omlin, Nik Spoerri
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Production: KMUProduktionen | Coproduction: Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Biennale Dream City Tunis, soutenu par Gessnerallee Zürich | Promotion: Stadt Zürich Kultur, Pro Helvetia, Fondation suisse pour la culture, soutenu par Robert Bosch Stiftung – Szenenwechsel